Oricon has recently disclosed which music act has made the most money for the first 6 months of the year and it’s no surprise that the Top 2 money spinners have been AKB48 and Arashi but which act came on top?
Just about pipping Arashi to the post, AKB48 have made 6.66 billion yen (hope that’s not a bad sign – 666!) – equivalent to $82.6 million USD. Arashi came close behind with 6.59 billion yen ($81.7 million USD). The other 4 acts which have done very well in Japan includes 2 Korean groups. At no.3 come EXILE with 4.68 billion yen ($58 million USD) then comes Namie Amuro with 2.7 billion yen ($33.4 million USD) and finally comes the Korean artists – Girls’ Generation 2.6 billion yen ($32.2 million USD) and KARA 2.15 billion yen ($26.6 million USD).
Well done AKB48. Aki-P is rolling in the money and probably thinking to himself how he can make even more!!